infrastructure

Financing Green Infrastructure: Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

June 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Financing Green Infrastructure: Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Communities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and across the nation are deploying green infrastructure to manage stormwater and provide economic, environmental, and social benefits for residents. Large cities such as Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia are leaders in the use of green infrastructure to 1) fulfill regulatory mandates (i.e., reducing combined sanitary-storm sewer overflows, or CSO) […]

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Public Transit

April 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Public Transit

About Analytics-Driven Insight The pandemic has proved the vital importance of public transit to essential functions of society, but presents the industry with stark challenges in rebuilding ridership and economies of scale. In this environment, it is critical that transit providers use evidence-based analysis both to plan and tailor their services, and to make the […]

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Broadband as an Economic Development Tool

June 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Broadband as an Economic Development Tool

The potential impact of nationwide broadband today has been likened to the effects of railroads in the 1800s and the similarities are clear: both require substantial infrastructure investment, both provide important connections otherwise not possible, and both improve and sustain new and emerging economic ecosystems.[1] Despite the significant benefits of broadband connectivity, estimates suggest that […]

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Memorial Day Light Reads 2021

May 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Memorial Day Light Reads 2021

As you unwind this Memorial Day weekend, sit back, kick your feet up, relax and read through our Present Value Blog, along with a few other fascinating articles. Whether you’re outside soaking up the sun or supporting the 76ers from your living room, remember to stay safe and sanitize!   Activities to Do This Holiday […]

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The Connection Between Infrastructure and Agriculture in PA

May 21, 2021 / Comments Off on The Connection Between Infrastructure and Agriculture in PA

There is a great deal of attention and discussion on the debate in Washington about the Biden Administration’s pandemic and economic recovery plans, and infrastructure has been at the center of the conversation. As we have learned, infrastructure is being defined by the Biden administration in very broad terms, starting with the traditional transportation-oriented view […]

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BUILD Grant Applications

March 2, 2021 / Comments Off on BUILD Grant Applications

Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant program (formerly known as TIGER), provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. Department of Transportation to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives. Determining the costs, benefits, and positive impacts […]

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